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Qi Gong – 80 vs 20

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80 vs. 20.

Grandma and I.

She’s been practicing Qigong since I was 10 years old and maybe a little longer.

First introduced to the art when she was suffering from severe arthritis in her hands.

A friend of hers introduced her to a group of Chinese elderly women who met several times a week to breathe in different sitting postures for 45 minutes to an hour.

It was horror at first she said lol disciplining herself to hold hand positions seemed pointless.

But she was persistent.

45 minutes began to feel like 25 , then 10 minutes.

Her awareness being more in the (now) day after day.
After 3 months of training with these women, her arthritis had gone away and never returned. This was in her 60’s.

From then she moved onto a new Qigong master , where she has learned many things to increase her health and longevity.

Here we stand in Mother Palm.

A stance that cooks the Qi in the body.
Heals, and removes blockages.

Now being passed on to me 🌸💕

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Yin & Yang Metaphysical Notes

While meditating WFEPICM-2I began testing a few sensations that I noticed. Sitting in a comfortable position I would focus on one part of my body, particularly my right leg. Focusing on consciously breathing in and out and focusing on a specific part of my body. Once i begin I start to feel my leg getting ‘jumpy’. It feels like a twitch or almost like it is little shocks happening inside of my leg. The intensity or amplitude of the pulsing/jumping/eletric feel is connected to the speed of breath. If the breathe is constant then the muscle will contract/tense up then on the out breath it will relax. If i breathe slower the pulsation will be much slower and not as intense. When I speed up my breath it tends to get more intense and less space in between the pulsations.  When I first felt this it was kind of weird but interesting and I began to try to take notes in effort to control the sensation and learn the mechanics of what I was doing. This is the basics.  I will use Yin and Yang as a general guide to the principals of polarity to what I describe.

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Yin  : In Breath : Root Chakra   –

Yang : Out Breath : Navel Chakra +

Align Pulse/ Thought with the flow of Breath/Energy /Qi

Amplitude is controlled by speed of breath.

Yin : Makes muscles tense

Yang: Makes muscles relax

Yin: Cool , Moon, Contract

Yang : Hot, Sun, Expand

Qi/Energy is built through Pranayama

Benefits … This energy has many purpose. Physically if you are tight in certain areas in your body you can use these concepts to loosen up the muscle gaining more relaxation. This is the basics of what I have come to realize and will continue posting information concerning energy and using breath to heal.  Stay Tuned and Be Metaphysical ! Peace

 

Book Select: Mantak Chia Cultivating Male Sexual Energy

Screen Shot 2014-04-30 at 9.09.32 AMI was put on to this book by a close friend of mine. My experience with sexual energy is through a method known as Ankhing. This method helps you retain sperm which is a very strong source of life and energy. This book definitely was needed for me to advance my knowledge and use of the methods to distribute the sexual energy being risen/conserved within. Pick up the book and Im sure it will benefit you and your significant other. Thank you Maati RA!

Be Metaphysical: Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Energy…. What does kundalini energy feel like? I did a hashtag search on instagram this morning on #kundalini to see if anyone shared the “how to’s” or “feeling” of the energy. I only found cool people, pictures and “teachers”. Screen Shot 2014-04-17 at 12.56.48 PMSo I will try to provide my insight and experience. Kundalini/Prana/Qi is built up through conscious breathing, placing attention on the inhalation and exhalation of each breath. At first I felt the energy after about 30 – 60 minutes of conscious breathing using my nose only, tongue to roof of my mouth, relaxed jaw, sitting in comfortable posture or doing yoga. The energy feels like a pressure. it’s like a subtle version of the intense moment before you orgasm. Where will you feel it? It is said to be dormant at the base of your spine (root chakra). Through my experience your thought will control which of the 7 chakras you feel the pressure at. Screen Shot 2014-04-17 at 12.59.31 PMI start from my root chakra and work my way up to the crown chakra and repeat the cycle. I began with using mantras such as lam, vam, yam, ram… etc I prefer using mantras internally. I hope I helped let me know if you can relate! I think the goal is to feel this energy all the time/ be aware of breath. More recently When I focus on my breath I instantly feel it swaying back and forth like a snake until I focus it. For a short period it was a bit annoying but once I realized focusing stopped the swaying sensation It was no longer a discomfort. Ok that’s enough knowledge for today and a few weeks peace and practice internal Alchemy!

Side Effects: I think this energy had something to do with  suddenly losing the desire of eating meat. I became more aware of my breathing and my thoughts were very clear. I had more energy even though I seem to be eating less. Vegetables that I did not eat at all became what I preferred to eat. I never was big on drinking water …. All I drink is water these days.  Controlling when I went to sleep was easier as well, I would simply breathe into the state of sleep.  Sexual orgasms are also controlled by breath and can be used to accelerate the process if you can control it.   These are all the things that happened physically.  There are many metaphysical experiences that I have had during meditations while feeling and gaining a better understanding of what this energy is capable of.  More coming soon
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What Is A Circadian Rhythm?

Circadian rhythms describe regular events that happen to all humans, plants and animals on a daily basis. We are far from understanding all of them and their effects on our health but we know that there are processes that happen in all of us on a roughly 24 hour cycle influenced by various cues from our environment. The influence of these rhythms can change sleep and wake cycles, release various hormones, influence body temperature and regulate other important bodily functions. While we all have circadian rhythms there are some differences in the length of the cycles which helps to explain why some of us are “night owls” and others are “morning people”. There also appears to be a genetic component to our rhythms which explains why some lifestyle habits such as staying up late appear to run in families.

The image below shows many of the circadian rhythms:

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From the image we can see regular changes in melatonin secretion, body temperature, vascular changes and bowel changes among others. For example, melatonin secretion starts around 9pm and ceases around 7:30am with our period of deepest sleep at 2am. This sets in place a natural sleep cycle for us as humans. For those of us who work late hours or third shift we are in direct contention with this natural cycle and this may lead to issues with sleep or other aspects of our health.

We also see that our lowest body temperature is at 4:30am and our highest is at 7pm. This natural temperature variation allows for many processes in our body to function correctly, yet our temperature controlled environments may not always cater to allowing these functions to completely take place. This, again, is another example of possible disruptions.

Learn more about Circadian Rhythm

Meridian Channels and Qi

The Human Bodys’ Meridians or channels are  conduits through which Qi travels in the body.  These channels are used in acupuncture to treat illness. Although meridians work as a channel system which carries and distributes qi and blood, they are not blood vessels and have no anatomical channel structure.meridian-channels

Jing meridians act as the interior. Those which branch off horizontally are luo meridians. Jing means to pass through or pathway and refers to the vertical channels. Luo means network and refers to the networks that branch off from the vertical channels (Jing). Both Jing and Luo mean link or connection, and they are bound closely together to form channels.

By connecting and uniting different parts of our body, meridians provide the transport service for the fundamental substances of qi, blood, and body fluids. The flow of qi in the Meridian System concentrates or “injects” in certain areas of the skin’s surface. These areas are very small points, otherwise known as “acupuncture points”. Although acupuncture points are located externally and superficially, they can affect the internal functions of our body. There are 365 acupuncture points, and each point belongs to a particular meridian channel that connects to specific organs.

Qi can be gathered/collected through meditation, deep breathing techniques and practices like Qi- Gong or Pranayama in Indian culture.

Once you learn how to gather Qi and bring it in through your chakras you must learn how to direct the qi using thought. The qi will travel along these meridians so knowing the channels is important to knowing how direct the flow of qi to each organ.

 

 

10 Reasons to do a Handstand Everyday

Headstand (Shirshasana) is often referred to as the king of all yoga poses. Here are 10 reasons why headstand should be practiced everyday.

1. By reversing the flow of gravity, a headstand simulates a “face lift” by letting your skin hang in the opposite direction. The inverted position of a headstand also flushes fresh nutrients and oxygen to the face, creating a glowing effect on the skin.

2. Headstands increase nutrients and blood flow to the scalp, decreasing onset of grey hair. Some yogis say that it will even convert grey hair back to its natural color!

3. Headstands stimulate and provide refreshed blood to the pituitary and hypothalamus glands. These glands are vital to our wellbeing, and are considered the master glands that regulate all other glands in the body (thyroid, pineal, and adrenals). This includes our sexual hormones, so you can expect better sex with a consistent headstand practice.

4. When the adrenal glands are flushed and detoxified with headstands, we create more positive thought. Depression will decrease, as going upside down will almost always put a smile on your face.

5. It’s great to bust out a headstand at a party. Your peers will be impressed!

Read the last 5 at  MindBodyGreen

Reflexology

Reflexology, or zone therapy, is an alternative medicine or pseudoscience involving the physical act of applying pressure to the feet, hands, or ears with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on what reflexologists claim to be a system of zones and reflex areas that they say reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, with the premise that such work affects a physical change to the body.[1] A 2009 systematic review of randomised controlled trials concludes that  reflexology

“The best evidence available to date does not demonstrate convincingly that reflexology is an effective treatment for any medical condition.”

There is no consensus among reflexologists on how reflexology is supposed to work; a unifying theme is the idea that areas on the foot correspond to areas of the body, and that by manipulating these one can improve health through one’s qi.[3]Reflexologists divide the body into ten equal vertical zones, five on the right and five on the left.[4] Concerns have been raised by medical professionals that treating potentially serious illnesses with reflexology, which has no proven efficacy, could delay the seeking of appropriate medical treatment.

I find enjoyment in watching Wiki “try” to explain metaphysics.

Interest video that I came across  … check it out

@ 1:25 I think he explained the basics of Bio electric energy in the body in the most simple way.

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Keep up the great encouragement and hard work!